The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 272 255 299
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +44
Contract jobs citing vSphere 160 180 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.70% 0.80% 0.56%
As % of the System Software category 6.88% 8.89% 6.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 125 99
Median daily rate £475 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £294 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £332 £334
% change year-on-year
+11.29% -0.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Median hourly rate - £22.83 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.79 £21.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -26.31%
vSphere
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2327 2025 1951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.21% 9.05% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1664 1353 1200
Median daily rate £450 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £194 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 151 157
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.45 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the London region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in London

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the London region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +17 25 £538 +22.85% 6
Croydon -16 2 - -
Chessington - 1 - -
Ilford - 1 £375 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 249 (82.45%) VMware
2 163 (53.97%) Windows
3 145 (48.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 112 (37.09%) Linux
5 110 (36.42%) Windows Server
6 107 (35.43%) Microsoft
7 103 (34.11%) Active Directory
8 94 (31.13%) Finance
9 90 (29.80%) Cisco
10 75 (24.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 69 (22.85%) Windows Server 2008
12 68 (22.52%) Puppet
13 67 (22.19%) Unix
14 63 (20.86%) DevOps
15 62 (20.53%) ITIL
15 62 (20.53%) MS Exchange
16 59 (19.54%) Java
17 57 (18.87%) Citrix
18 54 (17.88%) HP
18 54 (17.88%) Agile Software Development
18 54 (17.88%) PowerShell
19 53 (17.55%) VMware ESX
20 52 (17.22%) SAN
21 50 (16.56%) Configuration Management
21 50 (16.56%) Firewall
22 46 (15.23%) Cloud Foundry
23 45 (14.90%) DNS
24 43 (14.24%) Apache
24 43 (14.24%) Bash Shell
25 39 (12.91%) Ruby

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 62 (20.53%) MS Exchange
2 46 (15.23%) Cloud Foundry
3 43 (14.24%) Apache
4 35 (11.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (10.26%) OpenStack
5 31 (10.26%) Tomcat
6 21 (6.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (4.64%) IIS
8 12 (3.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (3.31%) Node.js
10 9 (2.98%) WebSphere
11 7 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (2.32%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (1.99%) SharePoint
13 5 (1.66%) Skype for Business
14 4 (1.32%) JBoss
15 3 (0.99%) Confluence
15 3 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
16 2 (0.66%) CloudStack
Applications
1 37 (12.25%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.31%) MS Office
3 3 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 34 (11.26%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (10.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (7.28%) PaaS
4 17 (5.63%) Heroku
5 8 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (2.32%) Mimecast
6 7 (2.32%) Office 365
7 5 (1.66%) IaaS
8 3 (0.99%) GitHub
8 3 (0.99%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.99%) SaaS
9 2 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.33%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.33%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 52 (17.22%) SAN
2 50 (16.56%) Firewall
3 45 (14.90%) DNS
4 28 (9.27%) TCP/IP
5 26 (8.61%) LAN
6 23 (7.62%) LDAP
6 23 (7.62%) NetScaler
6 23 (7.62%) WAN
7 18 (5.96%) DHCP
8 14 (4.64%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (4.64%) VLAN
8 14 (4.64%) VPN
9 11 (3.64%) NAS
9 11 (3.64%) Network Security
10 9 (2.98%) Internet
11 8 (2.65%) SSL
12 7 (2.32%) Wireless
13 5 (1.66%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (1.66%) iSCSI
14 4 (1.32%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.61%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.63%) Apache Cassandra
3 14 (4.64%) Redis
4 12 (3.97%) MySQL
5 8 (2.65%) DB2
6 7 (2.32%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.66%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.99%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.66%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.66%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.66%) SAP HANA
10 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.33%) Pentaho
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 20 (6.62%) Git (software)
2 19 (6.29%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.32%) Hudson
4 5 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.32%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.99%) GitLab
6 3 (0.99%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.66%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.66%) JIRA
7 2 (0.66%) Maven
7 2 (0.66%) Subversion
7 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.33%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.33%) Travis CI
General
1 94 (31.13%) Finance
2 23 (7.62%) Banking
3 17 (5.63%) Financial Institution
4 11 (3.64%) Retail
5 10 (3.31%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.98%) Law
7 8 (2.65%) Legal
8 7 (2.32%) Advertising
9 4 (1.32%) Back Office
9 4 (1.32%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.99%) Games
11 2 (0.66%) Electronics
11 2 (0.66%) Front Office
11 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.66%) Marketing
12 1 (0.33%) German Language
12 1 (0.33%) Publishing
12 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 70 (23.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 50 (16.56%) DevOps Engineer
3 35 (11.59%) VMware Engineer
4 33 (10.93%) Linux Engineer
5 26 (8.61%) Analyst
6 20 (6.62%) Administrator
6 20 (6.62%) Architect
7 19 (6.29%) Cloud Engineer
8 18 (5.96%) Infrastructure Support
9 17 (5.63%) Support Analyst
10 16 (5.30%) Unix Engineer
10 16 (5.30%) Wintel Engineer
11 15 (4.97%) Citrix Engineer
11 15 (4.97%) Consultant
11 15 (4.97%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 15 (4.97%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 15 (4.97%) Server Engineer
12 14 (4.64%) Windows Engineer
13 13 (4.30%) Infrastructure Architect
13 13 (4.30%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.62%) Web Services
2 21 (6.95%) .NET
3 17 (5.63%) RabbitMQ
4 13 (4.30%) HTML
5 12 (3.97%) Middleware
6 7 (2.32%) LAMP
7 3 (0.99%) ZeroMQ
8 2 (0.66%) .NET Remoting
8 2 (0.66%) Apache Flex
8 2 (0.66%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (0.66%) Symfony
8 2 (0.66%) Windows Identity Foundation
8 2 (0.66%) WPF
9 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.33%) COM
9 1 (0.33%) HTML5
9 1 (0.33%) jQuery
9 1 (0.33%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.33%) SAP Basis
9 1 (0.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.95%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.64%) Blackberry
3 13 (4.30%) EMC VNX
4 11 (3.64%) Clustering
5 10 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.31%) Replication
6 9 (2.98%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.99%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.66%) FMCG
9 4 (1.32%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.99%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.99%) VCE vBlock
11 2 (0.66%) EMC VMAX
11 2 (0.66%) EqualLogic
11 2 (0.66%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.66%) HP Storage
11 2 (0.66%) IBM XIV
11 2 (0.66%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.66%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 163 (53.97%) Windows
2 112 (37.09%) Linux
3 110 (36.42%) Windows Server
4 75 (24.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 69 (22.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 67 (22.19%) Unix
7 29 (9.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 28 (9.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (5.63%) Solaris
10 16 (5.30%) CentOS
10 16 (5.30%) Windows 7
11 15 (4.97%) AIX
12 12 (3.97%) SUSE
13 10 (3.31%) Oracle Linux
14 9 (2.98%) Mac OS X
15 5 (1.66%) Windows 10
15 5 (1.66%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.99%) Data ONTAP
16 3 (0.99%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.99%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (20.86%) DevOps
2 62 (20.53%) ITIL
3 54 (17.88%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (16.56%) Configuration Management
5 39 (12.91%) Migration
6 28 (9.27%) Continuous Improvement
7 27 (8.94%) Mentoring
7 27 (8.94%) Security Patching
8 24 (7.95%) Project Management
9 23 (7.62%) Coaching
10 21 (6.95%) Continuous Delivery
11 19 (6.29%) Service Management
11 19 (6.29%) Software Engineering
12 18 (5.96%) ITSM
13 17 (5.63%) Server Building
13 17 (5.63%) TDD
14 16 (5.30%) Change Management
15 15 (4.97%) ITIL V3
15 15 (4.97%) Open Source
16 13 (4.30%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (19.54%) Java
2 54 (17.88%) PowerShell
3 43 (14.24%) Bash Shell
4 39 (12.91%) Ruby
5 37 (12.25%) Python
6 28 (9.27%) Perl
7 25 (8.28%) SQL
8 23 (7.62%) Shell Script
9 18 (5.96%) Go
10 15 (4.97%) C#
11 8 (2.65%) Korn
12 6 (1.99%) JavaScript
12 6 (1.99%) VB
12 6 (1.99%) VBScript
13 4 (1.32%) PHP
14 3 (0.99%) C
14 3 (0.99%) Groovy
15 2 (0.66%) AWK
15 2 (0.66%) sed
16 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (11.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 30 (9.93%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (9.27%) CCNA
4 25 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (6.95%) MCSE
6 15 (4.97%) Degree
7 14 (4.64%) Security Cleared
8 11 (3.64%) SC Cleared
9 9 (2.98%) MCITP
10 8 (2.65%) CCNP
11 7 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (2.32%) MCSA
12 5 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.99%) CCSA
13 3 (0.99%) CCSE
13 3 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.99%) RHCE
14 2 (0.66%) VCP4
14 2 (0.66%) VCP5
14 2 (0.66%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.98%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.99%) COBIT
2 6 (1.99%) SLA
3 4 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 145 (48.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 103 (34.11%) Active Directory
3 53 (17.55%) VMware ESX
4 33 (10.93%) Hyper-V
5 31 (10.26%) Docker
5 31 (10.26%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (9.60%) XenApp
7 16 (5.30%) vCloud
8 11 (3.64%) XenDesktop
9 10 (3.31%) NFS
10 9 (2.98%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 6 (1.99%) KVM
12 5 (1.66%) Samba
13 4 (1.32%) XenServer
14 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.99%) Xen
15 2 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 1 (0.33%) FreeRADIUS
16 1 (0.33%) iptables
Systems Management
1 68 (22.52%) Puppet
2 30 (9.93%) Nagios
3 28 (9.27%) FreeIPA
3 28 (9.27%) Icinga
4 27 (8.94%) SCOM
5 26 (8.61%) SCCM
6 23 (7.62%) SELinux
7 22 (7.28%) Ansible
8 19 (6.29%) Opscode Chef
8 19 (6.29%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 16 (5.30%) Kubernetes
10 13 (4.30%) HP SIM
10 13 (4.30%) NetBackup
11 12 (3.97%) Red Hat Satellite
12 10 (3.31%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 9 (2.98%) Backup Exec
13 9 (2.98%) EdgeSight
14 8 (2.65%) Capistrano
14 8 (2.65%) vMotion
15 7 (2.32%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 249 (82.45%) VMware
2 107 (35.43%) Microsoft
3 90 (29.80%) Cisco
4 57 (18.87%) Citrix
5 54 (17.88%) HP
6 36 (11.92%) Red Hat
7 33 (10.93%) EMC
8 30 (9.93%) NetApp
9 24 (7.95%) Splunk
10 23 (7.62%) Dell
11 20 (6.62%) IBM
12 18 (5.96%) Oracle
13 13 (4.30%) Akamai
13 13 (4.30%) AppSense
13 13 (4.30%) CA
13 13 (4.30%) CheckPoint
14 11 (3.64%) SolarWinds
15 10 (3.31%) CommVault
16 9 (2.98%) Veeam
17 8 (2.65%) Symantec
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